Scripps Expert Discusses Harvard Gender Study on KUSI

Emily Sladek, MD, geriatric medicine, weighs in on study's findings on role physician gender plays in care of elderly patients

Emily Sladek,MD, Scripps Clinic

Emily Sladek, MD, geriatric medicine, weighs in on study's findings on role physician gender plays in care of elderly patients

Emily Sladek, MD, head of gerontology at Scripps Clinic, broke down a Harvard study published recently in JAMA Internal Medicine. The large study found that Medicare patients who saw women physicians were less likely to die within 30 days of leaving the hospital and were also less likely to get re-admitted within a one-month span of their initial discharge.


Dr. Sladek noted the findings that women physicians were more likely to use evidence-based medicine and follow clinical guidelines provided valuable insight into improving the quality of care for all patients, irrespective of who provides the care.

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